Public: Now in Black

Public in Black

When I had a powder blue Public D3 on loan for a short-term review this spring, I joked with my rep/friend who provided the bike that it was “too pretty” to the point that I felt a little self-conscious riding it. I provided the feedback that Public should consider offering at least a few of their models in black for us less flamboyant in the crowd. Apparently I wasn’t the only one, as Public is now offering their V and C models in black. From Public:

Public in Black

When I had a powder blue Public D3 on loan for a short-term review this spring, I joked with my rep/friend who provided the bike that it was “too pretty” to the point that I felt a little self-conscious riding it. I provided the feedback that Public should consider offering at least a few of their models in black for us less flamboyant in the crowd. Apparently I wasn’t the only one, as Public is now offering their V and C models in black. From Public:

We get more requests for black bikes than for any other color. People love black on cars, pens, shoes, jackets, and “we’re learning” on bikes. Black looks good and is used on just about anything except objects that are supposed to be sanitary like toothbrushes or Band-Aids. Black has been the most traditional, most classic, bike color since the 19th century. So why don’t we offer a black bike? There must be a good, logical reason.

There isn’t.

So to make our customers happy and to curb our passion for bright colors, we’ve had a batch of beautiful black bikes made up. The first small order arrived this month. A limited number of both the V and C models are available right now. (They look especially classic with Brooks saddles). The addition of a white or silver rack (no black racks in stock yet) also preserves the timeless look. We’ve added a few touches of color just for fun – red cable housing and our classic fender stripes. Black D8s will arrive in December.

Public

We get more requests for black bikes than for any other color. People love black on cars, pens, shoes, jackets, and “we’re learning” on bikes. Black looks good and is used on just about anything except objects that are supposed to be sanitary like toothbrushes or Band-Aids. Black has been the most traditional, most classic, bike color since the 19th century. So why don’t we offer a black bike? There must be a good, logical reason.

There isn’t.

So to make our customers happy and to curb our passion for bright colors, we’ve had a batch of beautiful black bikes made up. The first small order arrived this month. A limited number of both the V and C models are available right now. (They look especially classic with Brooks saddles). The addition of a white or silver rack (no black racks in stock yet) also preserves the timeless look. We’ve added a few touches of color just for fun – red cable housing and our classic fender stripes. Black D8s will arrive in December.

Public

 
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